Noc Nga’unoho soils, sandy clay loam phase

soil map units where Noc Nga’unoho soils, sandy clay loam phase is dominant

Soil properties

Property Value
Geographic distribution Vava’u
Landscape position Sand plains behind coastal beach ridges.
Soil parent material
Slope Flat surfaces
Surface outcrops
Brief soil profile description 0-20 cm Very dark grey brown loose loamy sand; 20-40 cm Brown grey loose sand; on White loose coarse coral sand.
Soil profile texture
Minimum effective rooting depth <75 cm
Soil pH (acidity) Moderately to strongly alkaline
Soil fertility under natural conditions Organic carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) medium in topsoils. Low phosphorus (P) and very low exchangeable potassium (K); reserve potassium (K)high.
Soil moisture regime
Susceptibility to drought Severe moisture deficiency
Soil drainage Excessively drained
Susceptibility to waterlogging
Susceptibility to flooding

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